Lycopodium obscurum


Common Names: Princess pineground pine, rare clubmoss, ground pine, prince's pine
Category: Mosses
Sub-category: Clubmosses


Historically, L. obscurum has been harvested from the wild for use as Christmas greens for wreaths, as well as the use of its spores for flash powder. Lycopodium obscurum is known for the treelike appearance of its sporophyte, however its main stem is actually a subterranean, creeping rhizome, which grows about 6 cm below ground.

It grows in the understory of temperate coniferous and deciduous forests.

Edible Notes: No available information on edibility.
Warnings: Not known to be dangerous.
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